‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2’: 3 Characters Fans Want to See More of in a Second Revival

Netflix has not announced Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2. That hasn’t stopped fans from discussing what they’d like to see from a second installment of the revival, though. While fans heavily streamed the original Netflix revival, they largely agree that it was lacking. There are three characters that they’d like to see more from if a second season were to appear on Netflix.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was lacking without Sookie St. James

One of the biggest flaws with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was Melissa McCarthy’s almost total absence. McCarthy spent seven seasons portraying Sookie St. James on the original series and provided a lot of comic relief. She appeared in just a single scene at the end of the revival after she revealed Amy Sherman-Palladino didn’t ask her to partake in the project.

Melissa McCarthy looks into the camera in a promotional photo for 'Little Big Shots'
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If Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2 were to happen, fans are desperate to see Sookie’s involvement in expanding The Dragonfly Inn. Having Sookie back behind the stove could be exactly what the inn needs to experience a revival of its own. Whether or not that could happen is anyone’s guess. McCarthy has been exceptionally busy in recent years. According to IMDb, she is currently working on The Little Mermaid and Thor: Love and Thunder. She is tied to a new TV series, as well.

Gilmore Girls fans want to see more from Jess Mariano

Jess Mariano was Rory Gilmore’s love interest while she was in high school, but the troubled teen turned responsible adult has deeper ties to Stars Hollow. Along with being Rory’s ex, Jess is also related to Luke Danes. Jess was heavily involved in life in Stars Hollow during season 2 and season 3, but his involvement was spotty for the rest of the series. Still, fans feel like he has more of a story to tell.

Jess Mariano and Luke Danes in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' Jess Mariano and Luke Danes in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Jess Mariano and Luke Danes in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Netflix

They want to see how Jess changed from an angsty teen into a responsible adult, and they, of course, want to see Rory and Jess finally make things work. Jess, portrayed by Milo Ventimiglia, appeared briefly in the revival, but a larger role would certainly go a long way in making Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2 a success.

Fans agree that Lane Kim deserved a better ending than she got

When the camera went black on Gilmore Girls in 2007, Stars Hollow’s resident rebel, Lane Kim, was married with twins. She had all but given up her drumming dreams and was living a domesticated life. When fans met back up with her in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, it was more of the same for Lane. That’s not what they wanted for her or what they expected.

Keiko Agena as Lane Kim stands in front of Kim's Antiques in a scene for 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim | Netflix

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Keiko Agena, the actor who played Lane, wanted more for her famed character, too. She told Entertainment Tonight that she hopes Stars Hollow was just a pitstop for Lane. Fans hope so too, and they’d like to see where Lane took her life in a second installment of the revival.